Welcome to the Checking Inn Blog Tour!
After storming up the Amazon charts with the brilliantly funny White Lies, Emily Harper has now released her second rom-com novel Checking Inn. Find out all the details, read reviews, guest posts and enter the tour giveaway as the book visits a selection of fantastic blogs . . .
‘Kate Foster runs the Summerside Inn (and her life) by well-organized checklists.
Make sure the caterers don’t serve devil’s food cake to the Christian Women’s Alliance– check.
Tell my mother that having a séance to get rid of any unwanted spirits in the kitchen during dinnertime is not okay- check.
Send a friendly reminder to all staff that the pens are colour coded for everyone’s enjoyment, and therefore it is not a good idea to put them all in one jar in order to “spice things up” as was anonymously suggested– check.
But, when an acclaimed hotel critic dies at the Inn, just before she’s about to publish a scathing review that would ruin the business, Kate’s life and checklists are thrown into disarray. And it doesn’t help matters that the detective assigned to the case is messy, unorganized, and too charming for his own good. Now Kate has to prove her innocence and save her Inn, or else the only thing that she’ll be organizing is the prison’s next bake sale.’
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I want to start this review by saying how much I enjoyed this lighthearted engaging little read, it was so delicious I lapped it up in one sitting. It really was chick-lit at its best. I don't normally do chick-lit, but Checking Inn has an added twist of quirkiness about it with lots of humour for us girls who like everything in its right place or it annoys the hell out of us, right?? (well yeah, that's kinda me too, so I can relate a little) and it's usually a man that comes along and disrupts it all.
Emily Harper's style of writing is unique and quirky. She makes this modern day Miss Marple come to life, introducing each and every character that all come with their own witty, hilarious personalities while embarking on this humorous cloak and dagger murder mystery.
Kate was, so far, my favourite character. Not my usual strong leading lady, but she definitely made up for that with her hilarious wit and charm. Her OCD was very well written, it was so much part of her charm and personality. Kate's OCD really did take charge of her daily routine, the way she would sort the pens according to their colour, business cards all in the same place and that means not one out of place, just the way her life was all..Lists, Lists and more Lists.
We then met Ben who is the polar opposite of Kate. Clothes always wrinkled, hair in a mess, disorganised, but on the flip side - smoking hot police officer with a kind sensitive side. So get ready for Kate to make you giggle and gaspnas she finds her reviewer/guest murdered in her very own Inn! With a hilarious dysfunctional cast of characters in tow Kate must try to keep this murder from her other guest and the media, as this will lead to bad press for Summerside Inn and she doesn't want to see all that she has worked for go down the drain.
Ben and Kate really do complement each other, so opposite but so right for each other. I loved that Kate loved Ben for all the things she would not allow in her daily ritual - messy, disorganised, nothing having a place...driving her crazy but in all the right places!
Checking Inn is a fun, short read that kept me gripped from start to finish. I loved the twist and turns throughout the story with the LOL moments that come quick and fast. I will definitely be adding more books from Emily Harper on my TBR list!!
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Emily Harper has a passion for writing humorous romance stories where the heroine is not your typical damsel in distress. Throughout her novels you will find love, laughter, and the unexpected!
Originally from England, she currently lives in Canada with her wonderful husband, beautiful daughter, mischievous son, and a very naughty dog.
Emily is also the author of the funny and charming novel White Lies, which has proven to be a huge hit with fans. The book will even be appearing on The Marilyn Denis Show as a giveaway next month! For more information on the book please visit Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com.
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